[bksvol-discuss] Re: A question of formatting

  • From: "Kim Friedman" <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 07:48:32 -0700

Thanks very much for the formatting advice. It makes sense to me.
Regards, Kim Friedman.

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Hi,

What I do is put a blank line before and after a part heading as well as
a chapter heading.  If there is a part and then a chapter heading, I put
a blank line between them.  I also put a blank line before and after
each chapter heading if there is no part.  That ensures there is always
a blank line between a chapter heading and text that appears before and
after it. 

Mary
On Mar 27, 2011, at 2:35 AM, Kim Friedman wrote:

> Hi, Mayrie, I understand what you're saying. Let me put this another
> way: let us say I have a page I'm working on. Below the page number is

> a part number with a title, below that is a chapter number without a 
> title, and below that is the text on that particular page. Let's say I

> have put the part number plus its title at 18 pt. type and it's bolded

> in Times New Roman. Let's add that the chapter heading has been bolded

> and at 16 pt. type in the same font. What I want to know is this: 
> should there be a blank line between the part title and the chapter 
> heading? Another question is if a chapter heading appears in the 
> middle of the page, should there be blank lines between the last line 
> of text and the heading of the chapter I'm about to proofread? Also, 
> after I've done the usual thing with the chapter title (16 pt. type, 
> bolded, Times new Roman, changes saved) should there be a blank line 
> after the chapter marking the beginning of the text for that chapter? 
> Regards, Kim Friedman. P.S.: I hope I made myself clear as that is 
> what I was concerned about in my last message on this thread. Thanks 
> much for the advice. K.
> 
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> 
> Hi Kim,
> 
> What you do is fine except for one thing.  Your chapter headings need 
> not only to be bold, but in 16 point font if the body is 12 point.  If

> you have a part number and a chapter number on the same page, or 
> anywhere else for that matter, the Part 1, or whatever it's called 
> will need to be bold and in 18-point font, chapter heading at 16-point

> and body of the text of the book at 12-point.  If you do not enlarge 
> the title of the book to 20 point, parts to 18-point, and chapter 
> headings to 16-point with chapter sections at 14-point, there will not

> be proper daisy navigation.  This navigation is important in my 
> opinion.
> 
> Putting asterisks on the line before and after a chapter heading or 
> part, will let the reader know that there was white space in the book 
> to begin with.
> 
> Hope all that helps.
> 
> Mayrie
> 
> 
> 
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> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kim Friedman
> Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 8:19 PM
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] A question of formatting
> 
> Hi, all of the books I've proofread in the past put new chapters at 
> the top of the page. I mention this because the present book I'm 
> working on has chapters in the middle of the page and I'd like your 
> opinion how to format this. Here's what I've done so far: After the 
> last sentence of the previous chapter, I entered a blank line where I 
> wrote in three asterisks, after this line of asterisks, there's the 
> next chapter heading which is bolded, and after that I entered another

> blank line on which I wrote three asterisks. Is this correct 
> procedure? My object for doing this is to insure there will be blank 
> space surrounding the chapter title. Another question I have is how to

> format a page in which the Part number, its title, and the chapter 
> heading appears on the same page. How does one format this? Should 
> there be a blank line between the Part title and the chapter heading? 
> I'm concerned that the file looks good when it's checked in. Regards, 
> Kim Friedman.
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